Wednesday 15 March 2017

All the things Grandma taught

all the things
Grandma taught

Bromley’s Lemon Verbena soap in the shape of a lemon. Lifeboy pink, a very respectable soap. Carbolic soap, if you swore you’d have it on your tongue. Sunlight soap.

The smell of the gas lamp at my grandmother's, lighting a single gas mantle in the room.

Susan and Rex
New Mills

From the arthur+martha project Stitching the Wars. A Two year collaboration with older people in Derbyshire, producing two embroidered quilts, a book, interviews and a series of poems. 
More poems found here. A short documentary film about the project found here.

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